TL1 Training Programs

This program is provided by TRANSFORM.

Overview

The TL1 Training Programs are intended to provide trainees with additional research training to prepare for a research career that can contribute in some meaningful way to understanding risk of disease, improving diagnosis and prevention, and tailoring treatment based on an individual’s variation in genes, environment, and/or lifestyle. We offer three programs:  the Doctoral Student TL1 Program, Postdoctoral Fellow TL1 Program, and the TL1 Summer Training Program.  Examples of potential research topics include:

  • Ecological momentary assessment of stress to identify personalized triggers for atrial fibrillation
  • Using genetic profile of breast cancer tissue to target therapy
  • N-of-1 trial to assess individualized treatment strategy for hypertension
  • Apply machine learning to EHR data to predict individualized risk of hospital readmissions
  • Integrating data from wearable devices with neighborhood walkability index to predict cardiovascular risk

Doctoral Student Program

The TL1 Program provides doctoral students with one to two years of research training, which run simultaneously with students’ ongoing doctoral training. The program allows doctoral students to gain knowledge and skill-sets that may be outside of their primary academic or clinical discipline. The interdisciplinary education gained as a TL1 trainee will serve as an invaluable asset in conducting future research and collaborating with scientists and investigators from other clinical and academic fields of knowledge. Participation in this program will not necessitate extending an individual’s doctoral training program. Initially awarded for one year and renewed for a second year with satisfactory progress.

  • Eligibility: Doctoral students entering their third year or beyond are preferred.
  • Deadline: Priority deadline is December 14, 2018, with rolling admissions thereafter.
  • Start date: Anticipated start date is July 1, 2019.
  • Additional program information:  Please download additional program information.
  • Recommendation Form: TL1 Doctoral Student Recommendation Form

Apply for the TL1 Doctoral Student Program

Postdoctoral Fellow Program

The TL1 program provides postdoctoral fellows with one to two years of support to participate in an integrated didactic and mentored training program. Postdoctoral candidates are required to dedicate full-time to research and training related to precision medicine. The Irving Institute support includes funds for stipend (stipend level is determined by the number of full years of relevant postdoctoral experience when the award is issued), travel expenses, training-related expenses such as supplies and health insurance, and tuition and fees in accordance with NIH policy. Initially awarded for one year and renewed for a second year with satisfactory progress.

  • Eligibility: Postdoctoral fellows who are receiving stipend-based pay at the time of the award are eligible to apply. Open to US citizens and permanent residents.
  • Deadline: The priority deadline is December 14, 2018, with rolling admissions thereafter. 
  • Start date: Anticipated start date is July 1, 2019.
  • Additional program information: Please download additional program information.
  • Recommendation Form: TL1 Postdoctoral Fellow Recommendation Form

Apply for the TL1 Postdoctoral Fellow Program

Summer Training Program

The TL1 Summer Training Program provides doctoral students who have completed their first (or in some cases, second) year of training with a summer stipend over the 12-week program. Students are expected to attend didactic training as well as participate in experiential learning. The program allows doctoral students to gain knowledge and skill-sets that may be outside of their primary academic or clinical discipline. The interdisciplinary education gained as a TL1 trainee will serve as an invaluable asset in conducting future research and collaborating with scientists and investigators from other clinical and academic fields of knowledge.

  • Eligibility:  Doctoral students who will have just completed their first (or in some cases, second) year of coursework at the time of the award are eligible to apply. Open to US citizens and permanent residents.
  • Deadline: The priority deadline is February 1, 2019, with rolling admissions thereafter.
  • Start date: July 1, 2019
  • Recommendation Form: TL1 Summer Training Recommendation Form

Apply for TL1 Summer Training Program

Cite it, Submit it, Share it!

If your research has benefited from one or more Irving Institute resources, please remember to:

  • Cite our CTSA grant, TL1 TR001875, in any relevant publications, abstracts, chapters, and/or posters.
  • Submit your publications to PubMed Central (PMC) for compliance with the NIH Public Access Policy.
  • Share your research updates with us by sending an email to: irving_institute@cumc.columbia.edu

Contact

TL1 Training Programs
622 West 168th Street, 10th Floor
New York, NY 10032
United States